When I was young, we lived in a neighborhood that had a beautiful, old, huge magnolia tree right in the center of a large field. The playground was next to it. Most kids gravitated to the playground, but for some reason I was drawn to that tree. I apparently wasn’t the first, because someone before me had nailed boards all throughout it and made it into a makeshift “tree house.” (nothing fancy, I’m talking a few plywood sheets here and there, and most of them were even painted a dark green or brown to blend in). But by the time I lived there, whoever put the boards there was gone, because no one else ever seemed to use the tree but me (unless I brought them there of course). So I deemed it “my magnolia tree.” And I became an expert tree climber, if I might say so myself.
A safe haven, a place to explore, heal, restore and thrive
But this tree was much more to me than just a place to play and climb. My magnolia tree was my safe haven. It was where I went when I needed a place to be alone or to think, to cry, to imagine. I went there when I was angry, sad, or just needed a break. There is something very calming to me about nature, and my magnolia tree always helped me feel centered.
That is what I want Magnolia Counseling Center to be for you. A place to feel safe, free to be yourself, and get re-centered. I want to provide a loving, open, judgement free environment that you can relax and re-discover how to be the best version of you. Regardless of what you’re struggling with, anxiety, depression, marital or relationship issues, parenting issues, low self-esteem, or you just feel stuck, I am here to ride that journey with you, and hopefully, help you through it.